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27688   Private Hugh Taylor
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/06/1895
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Hugh Taylor was born in Cookstown. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Taylor, and brother of Hetty, Emma, Mabel, Margaret, Thomas, Samuel, Oliver and William. Hugh Taylor worked at Gunning’s Factory, Milburn before enlisting with 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Cookstown. Hugh Taylor was killed in action on Saturday 1st July 1916, and is one of the few Cookstown men killed on that day to have a known grave.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Mill Road Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-C-20
CWGC Casualty 544433
Thiepval is a village on the D151 road about 8 kilometres north of the town of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted at Thiepval) is about 1kilometre north-west of the village on the north side of the D73 road to Hamel. Access to the cemetery, 500 metres from the road, is by a track (suitable for cars).
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Gunnings Factory Memorial Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
4 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 147
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Taylor family 1901 census lists Hugh as age 5 at house 29 in Millburn Street Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Taylor family 1911 census lists Hugh as age 16, a mill worker at house 30 in Gortalowry, Part of, Cookstown Rural, Tyrone
3 Corporal William Nathaniel Thom Newspaper report describes the death of Corporal Nat Thom
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Hugh Taylor's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023